Gender and Family Violence

Gender & Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention

Our research addresses the prevention of gendered family and intimate partner violence, the ways in which local, national and international patterns influence social and criminal justice responses to violence, and how women and those who have experienced family violence can be supported to access economic and social security.

Research projects

Our current research projects are focused on adolescent family violence, Victorian Royal Commission recommendations, and prevention of intimate partner homicide.

Research briefs

Critical family violence information is available from our two page briefs on family violence prevention including: Understanding Intimate Terrorism, Access to Justice for Women with Disability and Understanding Adolescent Violence.

Research outputs

Explore our key outputs including: parliamentary submissions, journal articles, books, research reports, media contributions and theses.

Community engagement

Watch keynote presentations from our public events, or check out our monthly digest, media contributions and major outcomes with community and government.

Contact us

Find relevant contact details of Monash GFV's program leaders, specific research project contacts or our business development team for more information.

Media Matters: Violence Against Women

There has been a big increase in news reporting about domestic violence: what was once seen as a private matter is now recognised as a pervasive social problem. This 90 minute seminar (4.30 pm – 6 pm) in the monthly MFJ Media Matters series led by panel of 4 speakers chaired by A/Prof Margaret Simons will be followed by discussion.

Members of the Monash Gender and Family Violence, Professor Sandra Walklate, Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Professor Jude McCulloch and Professor JaneMaree Maher are currently editing a collection with Emerald Publishing: Emerald Studies in Criminology, Feminism and Social Change. The collection offers a platform for innovative, engaged, and forward-looking feminist-informed work to explore the interconnections between social change…

BOb research presented to Parliamentary Inquiry into External Oversight of Police

Associate Professor Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory and Professor Jude McCulloch from the Monash Gender and Family Violence program appeared before the parliamentary IBAC Committee on 26 February to elaborate on their written submission to the ongoing Inquiry into the External Oversight of Police Corruption and Misconduct in Victoria. In their original submission,…

Public event: Coercive Control (QUT, Brisbane)

On 15 March 2018, the Queensland University of Technology's Crime and Justice Research Centre will be hosting a public event on coercive control at their Gardens Point campus in Brisbane. Join the Monash Gender and Family Violence team's Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate, along with Rachel Neil (Principal Solicitor of the Women's Legal Service), to hear their…

Review: Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme Victoria – Have your say

The Gender and Family Violence team of researchers at Monash University have been contracted by Family Safety Victoria to conduct an independent Review of the Information Sharing Scheme and processes of implementation. As part of the next stage of the review, we will be conducting a number of focus groups in April and May to capture service providers’ experiences of how the scheme is being implemented and operating. Please read further if you are interested in participating in these focus groups.

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